Look Who’s Coming to the Buffalo Area!
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, John McEuen and the Circle band, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Peter Rowan and The Kitchen Dwellers
On Thursday, March 16, 7 PM the Sportsmens will have John McEuen and the Circle Band. With his banjo, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, John McEuen led a revolution in acoustic, roots based music in the 1970’s by adding bluegrass to a great group of singers and songwriters. Together they were the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Their 50 year and counting run included several ground breaking album sets known as the Will the Circle Be Unbroken projects. The first was a collaboration from many famous bluegrass and country-western players, including Roy Acuff, “Mother” Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Merle Travis, Pete “Oswald” Kirby, Norman Blake, Jimmy Martin, and others. It also introduced fiddler Vassar Clements to a wider audience. The album was released in November 1972, through United Artists Records and produced by William McEuen, John’s brother.
With narrative and music of early NGDB, John will present a musical journey interwoven with Nitty Gritty favorites, hot bluegrass, rarely heard NGDB early classics, Carter Family music, all in a multi-media presentation that features archival footage tied into the music on stage. McEuen has assembled a unique cast for a special night to share the music and memories of Will the Circle Be Unbroken and his incredible career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. His Circle Band includes Les Thompson (bass, bouzouki, vocals), a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; John Cable (guitar, mandolin, vocals), who toured Russia with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; and Matt Cartsonis on mandola, guitar, vocals
Friday March 31, Creek Bend with the Buffalo Bluegrass Youth Ensemble at 7 pm at the West Falls Center for the Arts 7:30-9:30 PM. Buffalo’s premier Bluegrass band in a perfect concert setting. Humor and high quality make these shows a popular choice for a night out. The Buffalo Bluegrass Youth Ensemble is made up of string students from all over western New York playing bluegrass music. Fiddlers, mandolin, guitar, bass and banjo players who also sing the old songs led by Bill Matthews, Mark Gannon, Chris Panfil and Mark Panfil.
On Sun, Apr 30, 4 PM the Kitchen Dwellers will be at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, Buffalo, NY.
Hailing from Bozeman, Montana, the Kitchen Dwellers equally embody the spirit and soul of their home with a sonic palette as expansive as Montana’s vistas. The quartet—Shawn Swain [Mandolin], Torrin Daniels [banjo], Joe Funk [upright bass], and Max Davies [acoustic guitar]—twist bluegrass, folk, and rock through a kaleidoscope of homegrown stories, rich mythology, American west wanderlust, and psychedelic hues. After amassing 5 million-plus streams, selling out shows, and receiving acclaim from Huffington Post, Relix, American Songwriter, and more, the group brings audiences back to Big Sky Country on their third full-length album, Wise River, working with Cory Wong of Vulfpeck as producer.
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass with the Buffalo Bluegrass Youth Ensemble at 7pm
Sat, May 20, 07:30pm – 09:30 pm West Falls Center for the Arts. Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. There is no hybrid or genre-bending music here. Their combination of instrumentation and vocals convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny’s lead vocals will captivate your senses, so much so that many prominent musicians, including Alison Krauss, have considered Danny as one of their favorite singers. His voice combines powerful range and soulful blues with a sound like no one else in bluegrass today.
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers will be at West Falls Center for the Arts on Friday, June 30 7-9:30 PM. Joe Mullins was born and raised in southwestern Ohio. He is a master of the traditional styles of bluegrass banjo. He owns and DJ’s several radio stations in Ohio featuring traditional bluegrass shows. He and his band, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers are members of the Grand Ole Opry and have won multiple awards through the years from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA).
Peter Rowan and his excellent bluegrass band will be at the Blue Heren Festival in Sherman NY on Saturday, July 1st 2023